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Our graduate programs are among the best in the country thanks to our unique combination of academic, clinical and practical experiences, and the expertise of our faculty. We have a rich history of serving, for more than 50 years, as a primary state, regional, and national training site for students who pursue careers in counseling and student affairs. Our graduates go on to work in diverse settings, such as K-12 schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, clinics, community agencies, and state/federal government agencies.

The Department of Counseling and Human Development Services has active and dynamic research teams that investigate issues including social justice, underserved populations, and access and inclusion.

Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and professional leadership. We are committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research.

Concentrations

College Student Affairs Administration

Students learn skills in human development, interpersonal facilitation, group leadership, assessment, and administrative principles. Our graduates become leaders in higher education institutions, putting these skills to use with college students.

Counseling Psychology

Counseling psychology is a specialty emphasizing normal and optimal human functioning across the lifespan and a strength-based approach to facilitating change, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Mental Health Counseling

Learn about our degree programs which will put you on the path to a rewarding career in counseling in community and mental health environments.

School Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision

Learn about our degree programs which will put you on the path to a rewarding career in counseling in school and related environments.

 

Research Grants

Scholarships

In addition to the following departmental scholarships, learn more about additional opportunities for financial assistance on our financial aid page.

Student Organizations

Community Counseling Student Association (CCSA)

This organization is for students receiving a master of education in community counseling. Focused on raising awareness of mental illness on college campus and in the Athens community, our members use knowledge acquired through classes and internship experiences to better advocate for mental health.

Members also create relationships between the first- and second-year cohorts through mentorship and service to the community.

Faculty advisor: Georgia B. Calhoun

Counseling Psychology Student Association (CPSA)

Counseling Psychology Student Association (CPSA) aims to provide all graduate students in the counseling psychology program a place for supportive and growth-oriented opportunities for activities and discussion on issues pertinent to their academic and professional development.

Faculty advisor: Bernadette Heckman

Professional School Counseling Association

The mission of this organization is to prepare counselors who work in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and are educational leaders as well as self-reflective practitioners; serve as advocates for all students; understand and apply principles of group work in building school and community partnerships; and accept responsibility for improving educational practices through an active program of research and evaluation.

Faculty advisor: Jolie Daigle

Student Personnel Association of UGA (UGASPA)

This organization provides professional development, social, and philanthropic opportunities for graduate student affairs professionals.

Faculty and Staff

Deryl Flynn Bailey

  • Professor and Admissions Coordinator

Collette Chapman-Hilliard

  • Assistant Professor

Diane L. Cooper

  • Professor

Jolie Daigle

  • Professor

Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero

  • Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Services
  • Professor

Brian A. Glaser

  • Professor and Department Head

Bernadette Davantes Heckman, PHD

  • Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Georgianna L. Martin

  • Assistant Professor

George McMahon

  • Assistant Professor

Darris R. Means

  • Associate Professor

Anneliese A. Singh

  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Professor

Alan E. Stewart

  • Professor

Contact Us

Department Head: Brian A. Glaser

402 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602